Years of letting other people make decisions, and changing my dreams and aspirations for other people finally took its toll on me. I packed up and jumped ship into a van and haven't looked back since. Wanting to explore the world as much as I can and having my best mates with me just makes it better. Forge your own path and make meaningful choices that will positively benefit you without needing you to sacrifice things that you hold dear.
The point in life is not to lie perfectly preserved in your coffin, its to fly in sideways battered and bruised screaming "that was a hell of a ride".
You only get one shot, make it count.